Table Mountain and Sea
Oil on Canvas,
Table Mountain and Sea
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Oil on Canvas
W: 400mm x H: 300mm x D: 1mm
W: 16" x H: 12" x D:
Approx. Weight: 0.48kg
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About "Table Mountain and Sea"
Table Mountain is renowned for its unique flat top, which is sometimes dressed with a tablecloth of mist and has its foothills sprawling through Cape Town into the Atlantic Ocean.
It is here that Johan Gresse experienced significant and life-changing moments in his life. He was born in a hospital nestled against Table Mountain and became an architectural draughtsman while living in Tamboerskloof, in the valley of this iconic mountain. Its power inspired his creativity and paintings.
Table Mountain was proclaimed one of the world's seven natural wonders in 2021.
In this oil painting, Johan Gresse reflects his deep personal attachment to Table Mountain. A small, easily transferable canvas envelops the distinctive Table Mountain's mighty power and beauty.
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Drawing and painting have been integral throughout my life for the joy and sense of fulfilment it brings me. My family has always been incredibly supportive, with an aunt gifting me my first oil paints during my primary school years to start my art journey.
Initially, I drew human figures in portraits and sports actions of rugby or athletics. I had a keen sense of observation to capture the body, its poses and movement.
My high school years intensified my interest in art which I took as a school subject and attended at the home of South African artist Hugo Naude. What a privilege! Today, this home is the Hugo Naude Art Centre, previously managed by the acclaimed artist Jean Welz.
My career took me to become an architectural technologist focused on building plans in Pretoria and Cape Town. My creative work took a back seat as I made my career and family relationships with my wife and two daughters.
In my mature years, I find my inspiration in nature, painting land- and seascapes. This is expanding to drawing and painting animals. The wonderment of nature truly connects me with my soul and gratitude for our beautiful world. I praise God daily for this richness in my life.
I mainly paint in the mediums of pastel, acrylic, and oil.
My art journey continues, which I look forward to sharing with you.
Group exhibition in Pretoria.
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